No. The seller pays the commission at time of closing.
Yes. If you have not yet signed an agreement with a real estate agent, and are not currently working with anyone you may communicate directly with the seller of the property.
When viewing a listing, click on the calendar icon above the photo of one of the listings in your search results and then “request appointment.” On the calendar, click on the word “request” to select one of the available dates/times.
Yes it is. Your listing goes into the same system.
USRealty.com is a website and broker that everyone on the internet can see and where all search engines will find your listing. That is separate from your local Multiple Listing Service, which is a paid subscription service that real estate agents use to look for properties to show buyers.
A Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a closed database of property listings in a certain geographic area. This service makes it possible to share information about your listing to a broad base of real estate brokers who may represent potential buyers interested in your home. Only licensed member REALTORS® are allowed to add listings to any MLS, and USRealty.com is its customers’ listing broker for this purpose. When you put your home in an MLS, you reach a far broader range of buyers than just posting a listing on the internet. Nationally known real estate listing sites such as Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and others get their listings from continual feeds from multiple listing services around the country.
When we’re ready to Activate your listing on the MLS we may get notified by the MLS there is a copyright claim preventing the use of professional photos or the need to have an exterior front photo of the property and Activation is available once MLS approved photos are available. In this case, you either have photos with a possible copyright or are lacking a front exterior photo required by the MLS.
Here’s our recommendation:
1. Consider emailing us a quick temporary photo of the front exterior from your phone to allow us to activate your listing until you get the preferred final photos.
2. Email the party that took the photos you’ve submitted requesting they email you back permission to use those photos in this listing. We can forward that permission on to the MLS to gain approval to list the property with those professionally taken photos
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Yes, provided that you, the seller, follow MLS rules and do the following:
- The list price must not be lower than your reserve price.
- You must clearly in the remarks fully list the date bids are do by and any conditions.
- The list price must include the commission that you are offering.
- The agent procuring cause rules and our listing contract prevail over any auctioneer’s conditions for whether a commission is owed to the broker for the buyer.
Yes! If you have a listing with us, we will be happy to work with you to also put your house through auction. Call our call center for more details.
The top four deal-killers are: the asking price is too high; the offered commission is too low; the seller is not available for showings and is unresponsive to buyers’ inquiries; or there is an unaddressed material defect on the property.
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State regulators require that listing brokers present all offers, even for listing concepts such as ours. This site provides an automated way for both you as the seller and us as the broker to immediately receive a copy of the offer. This avoids delays which would be required for manual processing on offers faxed or emailed to us.
The buyer’s broker needs to submit his firm’s W-9 to our office sometime prior to closing, so that the agent’s commission can be reported to the IRS for tax purposes.
We recommend the site freeadvice.com for starters, as it contains the most extensive collection of free legal advice that we have seen, as well as links to attorneys. Please note that we are not attorneys nor affiliated with this website. We offer or take no responsibility for its content.
You probably have email settings that are causing our emails to go to your junk or bulk folders. Our customers with Yahoo and AOL have reported this problem the most. When you place an order you’ll get our email address. Be sure to add our email to your address book to ensure that you receive our communications.
Using Internet Explorer with the Adobe Reader plugin on a PC, you will be able to electronically sign and submit the documents. Otherwise, please complete offline, and either e-sign with DocuSign or Adobe Reader. All other signatures need to be traditional with a pen. If not submitted on our website, fax, mail, or scan and email the forms back to our Pennsylvania office.
Submit the listing change form under the “my account” section.
Realtor.com always requires that the broker’s phone number be published with each listing. With the standard USRealty.com package, our phone system plays your phone number for callers. For an optional fee, our phone system can automatically forward calls to your phone number.
A “seller’s agent” represents the seller’s interests. A”transaction licensee” does not represent the seller or the buyer.
USRealty.com recommends offering a 2.5 percent to 3 percent commission for properties over $100,000. Traditionally, buy-side agents receive a commission of 3 percent. When you offer the commission they expect to earn, there is no barrier to showing your house and working with you.
Yes, some agent troll USRealty.com listings to contact sellers and claim that agents won’t show your house. This is unethical and ineffective, because USRealty.com is a licensed broker, with all rights and responsibilities of all brokers who contribute to MLS systems. And, ultimately, agents want to sell houses. Smart agents realize that houses come on the market through many types of agencies. Househunters usually find houses on their own through the online listing sites that showcase all MLS listings, including USRealty.com listings. A househunter doesn’t care what kind of agency listed a house he wants to see, and smart agents realize that it doesn’t matter to them, either, as long as they earn a commission for managing the buyer’s side of the transaction. Finally, USRealty.com tracks the source of home sales, and has verified that many of those sales are transacted with name-brand agencies and brokerages.
Agents need houses to sell, and USRealty.com streams thousands of houses onto local markets, fueling sales for hundreds of agents. Agents and brokers will show your house if you offer a competitive buy-side commission, typically 3 percent, and if your house is reasonably priced.
Even during the contract period, this is no problem. After all, it is your house! Simply send USRealty.com a written cancellation request with all owners’ signatures and we will promptly cancel your listing contract. In Georgia, a cancellation fee applies. And, please note that USRealty.com respects the efforts of real estate professionals and will not cancel a listing for the purposes of avoiding paying an agent an earned commission.
To shift to a different selling model, all you have to do is cancel your USRealty.com listing before signing with a full-commission agent. We can also refer you to an experienced agent, if you wish.
You can upload up to 25 photos in your listing. The more photos you upload, the better! Photos help homes sell.
Your property will remain visible on your local MLS for six months or until your home sells (whichever comes first). At the end of six months, you may relist your home at a reduced listing fee.
Emails from any interested parties will be delivered directly to your email inbox. From there, you may respond directly to the prospective buyer.
Your contact information will be visible on the MLS listing, but not at USRealty.com. However, only agents with access to the MLS will be able to see that contact information. Agents who see your house on the MLS will have your contact information and can contact you directly.
Once your listing is posted, to the extent your state permits, you will be primarily responsible for the logistics of your sale. This includes: scheduling and showing your home to prospective buyers, preparing and presenting any supplemental marketing materials, negotiating your deal and cooperating in all closing procedures. You will have access to our showing scheduling software and we also offer a concierge service that will manage your scheduling for you. Some states require the listing broker to perform additional services, which we do, and are billable to you according to the listing contract.
They will if you you are offering a competitive commission for the buyer’s agent and the listing price is competitive. It is important for your house to be priced competitively. A listing price that is too high will dramatically reduce the number of showings. Any agent that is going to earn a buyer’s agent commission will be willing to show your home. For them it is no different than if it is listed with a competitor.
How much total commission will I owe if I sell the house I have listed at USRealty.com, without the involvement of a buyer’s agent?
None! With one exception: in the Atlanta metro area, customers must pay a 0.12% (.0012) fee at settlement for FMLS.
A free listing includes a house listing that is posted on USRealty.com, as well as a listing in your local MLS. This listing will be internet searchable from all search engines.
How much total commission will I owe if another broker or agent sells the house I have listed with USRealty.com?
You decide the commission, from 1 percent to 4 percent. USRealty.com recommends offering buyers’ agents the traditional 2.5 or 3 percent buy-side commission. That means that you keep the 2.5 or 3 percent commission that usually goes to a listing agent, retaining that 3 percent of home equity for yourself.
USRealty.com recommends offering a 2.5% commission for properties over $100,000. The more or less you offer, the more or less incentive agents have to show your home. We have found that most agents are comfortable with a 2.5% commission.
Listings may be extended beyond the six months for a reduced fee.
In most areas, USRealty.com does not need to an affiliate broker to list your house in your local MLS, because USRealty.com is a member of that MLS. This means you pay only once to list your house in the industry’s ‘secret weapon’ for selling homes. As well, USRealty.com has the advantage of scale. As one of the largest flat-fee brokers in the country, we have an efficient operation that handles thousands of listings annually…and we pass the savings on to you.
Here’s how we calculate our success rate: We do not include sellers who cancel prior to six months for two reasons. One is that it is hard to calculate because many early cancellations end up relisting with us later. Secondly, it is necessary to make our success rate a more equal comparison to traditional listing contracts that typically do not allow early cancellation and tend to last six months. As of December 2015, our sellers had a success rate of 75%, compared to an industry average of 81% in the same markets.
Your listing will appear on USRealty.com immediately once the listing is completed.
USRealty.com Customer Service will e-mail you your MLS sheet. This sheet will include your listing number. Two to 48 business hours after you’ve submitted your listing and MLS form to USRealty.com, you will be able to view your listing at Realtor.com.
Your listing will appear the same day or on the next business day, after you return the completed forms to USRealty.com. Some MLS systems manually enter listings they receive from all sources, including USRealty.com, a process that takes two extra days for activation. USRealty.com will notify you if your MLS is in a region the requires extra time to activate listings.
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